When it comes to controlling your curls, coconut is one of the best ingredients out there. Coconut oil is highly moisturizing and gentle on your curls. When it comes to products, one of the best things you can do for your curls is to create your very own curl care products. Making your own products is cost effective and you can control when goes into them. Remember, if you have super fine or thin curls, you might want to avoid coconut oils. One of the greatest things about this DIY leave in conditioner is that you can craft it with many of the ingredients available right in your home!
1/4 cup distilled water
1 tablespoon coconut milk
10 drops essential oils
2 oz spray bottle
How to pick the right essential oil to add:
If you're prone to greasy or oily curls, you might want to consider an astringent oil such as tea tree or rosemary. Rosemary can also increase shine. If your curls are dry, consider adding in lavender oils. If you're looking for an oil that smells amazing, pick it a vanilla resin. This oil doesn't really have any benefits, so consider paring it with another oil, like lavender.
How to make it:
In a bowl, mix together the coconut oil, water and choice of essential oils. Once completely mixed, our the ingredients into the spray bottle. You can save the rest of the mixture by freezing it into ice cubes. To use the spray, make sure to shake it up to get the ingredients to mix before spritzing it through damp curls. As this product is fresh, it won't keep outside of the fridge. A batch will about a week, so you can unfreeze one as needed to make a fresh batch.